Politics

Greenberg Promises Focus on Economy, Balancing the Budget

by Sally Bahner | Oct 17, 2018 3:45 pm | Comments (4)

This is the fourth in our series of interviews with the candidates running for state representative and state senate.

Submitted photoRepublican Adam Greenberg of Branford and Democrat Christine Cohen, a resident of Guilford, are running for the 12th District Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy Jr. since 2015. The 12th District represents Branford, Guilford, Madison, North Branford, Durham, and Killingworth.

Raised in Guilford and now a resident of Branford, Greenberg was a star baseball player at Guilford High School and went on to play at the University of North Carolina, then the Chicago Cubs, where he was hit by a fastball and suffered a fractured skull during the first pitch. He then played for various minor leagues and struck out in three pitches in a one-day game for the Marlins. He is now CEO of Lurong Living, a company he founded that offers healthy living lifestyle tips and sells nutritional products.

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Cohen Vows To Protect Education, Grow the Economy

by Sally Bahner | Oct 16, 2018 3:55 pm | Comments (2)

This is the third in our series of interviews with the candidates running for state representative and state senate.

File photoDemocrat Christine Cohen, a resident of Guilford, and Republican Adam Greenberg of Branford are running for the 12th District Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy Jr. since 2015. The 12th District represents Branford, Guilford, Madison, North Branford, Durham, and Killingworth.

Christine Cohen is member of the Guilford Board of Education and owner of Cohen’s Bagel Company in Madison. In an article from the CT Mirror, she said she was motivated by what she views as an assault on women’s rights, including women’s reproductive rights and pay equity. Her comments are below.

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Comey Promises a Passionate Voice for Branford

by Diana Stricker | Oct 15, 2018 2:49 pm | Comments (1)

Editor’s note: This is the second of a series of interviews with candidates for state representative and state senate. The interview with Republican state representative candidate Robert Imperato ran yesterday.

Photo by Diana StrickerDemocratic candidate Robin Comey and Republican Robert Imperato are vying for the seat being vacated by Democratic State Rep. Lonnie Reed, who decided to retire after 10 years of service. The 102nd District includes six of the seven voting districts in Branford. State Rep. Sean Scanlon (D) is running unopposed to represent the 98th District, which covers a section of Branford, and most of Guilford.

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Imperato: Protecting Branford’s Taxpayers

by Diana Stricker | Oct 14, 2018 8:44 pm | Comments (3)

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of interviews with the candidates for state representative and state senate.

File photoRepublican Robert Imperato and Democratic candidate Robin Comey are vying for the seat being vacated by Democratic State Rep. Lonnie Reed, who decided to retire after 10 years of service. The 102nd District includes six of the seven voting districts in Branford. State Rep. Sean Scanlon (D-98th) is running unopposed to represent one district in Branford, and most of Guilford.

The Eagle recently talked with them about their campaigns and their goals. Their interviews are reported in two separate stories.

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Legislators Honored For Roles In Economic Development

by Diana Stricker | Aug 24, 2018 7:47 am

Vine & Branch PhotographyTwo Branford legislators were honored Wednesday by Catherine Smith, commissioner of the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), for their accomplishments in economic development.

State Rep. Lonnie Reed (D-Branford) and former State Rep. Pat Witlitz (D-Branford and Guilford) were honored during a Women’s Day luncheon at the Connecticut Open tennis tournament in New Haven.

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Change is Coming to Branford

by Diana Stricker | Aug 20, 2018 7:50 am | Comments (1)

File photoNow that the primary is over and the general election looms in about two months, the question in Branford is: who will be the next Lonnie and the next Ted?

It’s not just a question of who will succeed Democrat Lonnie Reed as state rep in the 102nd District; or who will succeed Democrat Ted Kennedy Jr. as state senator in the 12th District. 

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Branford Goes for Lamont, Stefanowski

by Sally Bahner | Aug 14, 2018 11:39 pm | Comments (4)

Photo by Sally BahnerBranford residents cast some 3,584 votes in Tuesday’s state primary election, making for an overall turnout of just 17.5 percent. All numbers reported are approximate and subject to final verification.

Democrat gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont and the Democrats led the turnout in all seven districts. Lamont was the overwhelming winner with 1,872 votes over Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim’s 310.

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Primary for State Offices Aug. 14

by Sally Bahner | Aug 6, 2018 7:56 am

Republican and Democratic primaries will be held Tuesday, Aug. 14. Polls will open at 6 a.m. at all seven districts in Branford, closing at 8 p.m.

To be eligible to vote in the primary, you must be on that party’s enrollment list in Branford for its party’s primary. To register to vote in Connecticut, you must be a United States citizen; be a resident of a Connecticut town; be at least 17 years old (you can vote when you turn 18); have completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a felony and have had your voting rights restored by Registrar.

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